Globe and Mail – Canada

Britain loses seat on International Court of Justice for first time since 1946

The setback is seen by some diplomats and commentators as the result of waning international influence following its vote to leave the European Union

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:35 pm

U.S. networks suspend Charlie Rose after sexual harassment allegations

Eight women have accused Rose of making unwanted sexual advances toward them

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:07 pm

How Mugabe’s party will rebrand itself to safeguard its power

The ruling party, ZANU-PF, is already promoting a glib message of ‘national unity’ and a ‘new era’ for the country – with itself still firmly at the helm

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 10:30 pm

Rescued U.S. hostage says captivity in Afghanistan ‘intolerable’ for her children

Pakistani troops rescued Caitlan Coleman Boyle, her husband and their three children five years after the couple was abducted

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:18 pm

Zimbabwe's Mugabe offered ‘guarantees’ as government moves ahead with impeachment plan

Zimbabwe's military is keen to have the elderly leader resign voluntarily to preserve façade that he is being replaced legitimately in a constitutional process

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:35 pm

Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terror; new sanctions expected

The U.S. President said the designation was long overdue, and promised a new wave of sanctions as part of a 'maximum pressure campaign' over North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 5:05 pm

Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah also says the group is ready to withdraw from Iraq after Islamic State defeat

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 4:59 pm

News 24 – South Africa | What next? Germany’s options after coalition talks collapse

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempt to put together a previously untried government with two smaller and ideologically diverse parties has failed.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:36 pm | Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 6:52 pm | Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call

Argentina’s navy has revealed that a submarine missing for five days reported a mechanical breakdown in its final communication.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 6:22 pm | Man uses mom as getaway driver in fast food heist

Authorities in western New York say a man had his mother serve as his getaway driver while he robbed a fast-food restaurant at gunpoint.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 4:55 pm | Photo of Israel president in Palestinian scarf sparks probe

Israeli police announce an investigation after a picture of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian scarf emerged.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 4:17 pm | Trump: I should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

After the father of one of the UCLA players minimised US President Donald Trump’s involvement in winning their release from China, Trump tweets, “I should have left them in jail!”

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 3:13 pm | Artists find their voice in Turkey’s ‘difficult’ climate

A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 3:12 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

US files antitrust suit to block AT&T, Time Warner merger

The United States Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit to prevent AT&T and Time Warner from completing an $85 billion merger. Some fear the move may be politically motivated.

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:46 am

Prosecutors open racism probe into Polish far-right march

Prosecutors have opened a probe into expressions of racism at a far-right march in Warsaw earlier this month. Some fear the surge in support for the far-right shows that their ideas are seeping into mainstream discourse.

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 12:33 am

Keystone XL: Nebraska approves alternative route for disputed oil pipeline

Nebraska regulators have approved an alternative route for the disputed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents are likely to challenge the decision and take the case to the state’s Supreme Court.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:49 pm

Brexit Diaries 18: Moving vans, hypocrisy and cheeky Russian tweets

Brexit hasn’t even happened and already Brussels is dividing up the post-divorce spoils. Meanwhile, hypocrisy remains rampant in British politics and Russia sends its love to Theresa May.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 10:05 pm

US, Afghanistan forces likely to face war crimes investigation, alongside Taliban

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has requested a full investigation in Afghanistan. US and Afghan military personnel could be indicted, along with Taliban members, for committing crimes against humanity.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:58 pm

Egypt mulls law to prosecute ‘political commentators’ amid free expression crackdown

Lawmakers have drafted a new law to punish "political commentators and intellectuals" for defaming historical symbols. Egypt has witnessed a widening crackdown on free expression with fresh arrests and raids.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:40 pm

US sanctions hit two German firms in Iran-linked counterfeit scheme

The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran’s elite Quds Force.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 8:29 pm

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